2015, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a long-awaited overhaul of federal education law. Passed with bipartisan support, ESSA represents a shift from broad federal oversight of primary and secondary education to greater flexibility and decision-making at the state and local level. The law replaces the No Child Left Behind Act.
Ohio is committed to involving educators, parents and other stakeholders while exploring new ways to ensure that all Ohio students receive the education they need for bright futures.
ESSA requires that states develop plans that address standards, assessments, school and district accountability, and special help for struggling schools.
Ohio Department of Education. ESSA Background Information, May 8, 2017. ESSA Background Information. Retrieved August 31, 2018